Remnants of a Company Town at Woodland, MS

Photography, Travel


The village of Woodland in Chickasaw County, Mississippi is probably best known today for being the home of Woodland Furniture, which proudly boasts of being the biggest furniture store in Mississippi. But the town shows signs of having at one time been a company town, and with a name like Woodland, I suspect that it was a lumber mill town. Large warehouses still exist in the western portion of the village, but I could not find any trace of what company might have built the town. I was definitely intrigued by the back of the Woodland Furniture building however, as it was clearly very old, and made of red brick with numerous windows, more in the style of a school than a factory, and I wonder if the furniture company took over a former public school.

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